Newcastle United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at St. James’ Park last night to gain an unlikely point against the Premier League champions.

The Magpies put in a spirited performance against the Reds, with goalkeeper Karl Darlow making a string of great saves to deny the visitors.

Despite having to defend for pretty much the entire game, Newcastle were not without opportunities.

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In the first-half Callum Wilson and Ciaran Clark were both denied by Alisson.

But Liverpool cranked up the pressure in the second half, and it required a monumental defensive effort from the hosts.

Speaking after the game, Steve Bruce said (BBC Sport): “We knew we let everyone down in a big cup tie. We blew it.

“We have to take the criticism that comes our way and accept it but I hope the supporters who watched this game today could really enjoy the performance.”

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Lots of Newcastle players were coming in for praise after the game on social media, especially Darlow and Fabian Schar – who was a rock at the back.

But some Magpies fans made sure to acknowledge DeAndre Yedlin.

The £5 million star (Goal), linked with an exit from the club at the moment due to his contract situation, did really well against Sadio Mane, and some reckon it was the best he’s played for some time:

 
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